InterContinental Miramar Panama
What We Love
- The Bay View restaurant offers Panamanian specialties
- Expansive spa has Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and fitness instructors are available at the gym
- Many rooms come with views of Panama Bay
What To Know
- Located between two major highways
- There’s a fee of $15.95 for WiFi
- The fitness center closes at 10 p.m.
- Pets are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The centrally located, 186-room InterContinental Miramar Panama is a relaxing escape from the bustling city, with easy access to downtown attractions, the business distrcit and the historic and trendy Casco Viejo neighborhood. The guestrooms overlook both the ocean and the mesmerizing, skyscraper-laden skyline along Panama Bay, and have a modern look and feel thanks to wooden or beige leather headboards and beds wrapped in crisp white linens. A slew of big resort–style amenities provide opportunities for some R&R, including tennis courts, a full-service spa/fitness center complete with Jacuzzis, Turkish baths and saunas, and a free-form pool crisscrossed by pedestrian bridges. When hunger strikes, the aptly named Bayview restaurant serves classic Central American dishes such as ceviche and Panamanian stew.
In the Area
Start your day in the sultry capital with an ice cream at Granclement, which uses French artisanal recipes for its range of unusual flavors, such as ginger and basil. While in Casco Viejo, take a guided tour of the presidential palace, Palacio de las Garzas, a 17th-century landmark with an Andalusian courtyard, then do some people watching at the bustling fish market before heading upstairs to the diner-style restaurant, where you can nosh on some of the just-caught fare from downstairs. Spend the rest of the afternoon at the Miraflores Locks, watching giant freighters navigate the Panama Canal — a surprisingly mesmerizing sight.
How to Get There
Recommended for family holiday or business trip. Very well located and GREAT restaurants at a walking distance. Lourdes and Frederico are very kind and super helpful, in all all the staff were extremely nice and ready to assist and give helpful advice. Good breakfast and the rooms are large. They have rooms with balconies available for those in need.
Will certainly return.
Looking for a full service hotel with terrific views overlooking the water in the financial district? Look no further. Very clean updated room. Magnificent pools. Staff couldn't be nicer. I highly recommend
The Intercontinental Miramar does great with location. If you have good shoes, you can walk to most anywhere you need to go. Grocery store, restaurants, and Old Town are all within reach. They have Uber down here too which helps a lot. Ask for an ocean view to cut down on some of the noise, but be aware that sound seems to travel well through the walls. Bathroom was in great shape and beds are comfortable too. They probably could clean the windows more often or treat them so the view can stay clear. Also the rooms could use updated plugs that have USB ports too. Thats something that is become more common place now a days.
In our stay in Panama City, after cruise, we had a great experience with the lobby personnel, the bar servers and the morning buffet server, Jorge, and manager Didimo. Unfortunately the service by the pool was lackluster; No readily available menu and service was slow, so we had to get up and go find our drinks and menu ourselves.
Dinner was also not to parr. Drinks took a while to get to the table and food items came all at the same time (soup, salad, main dish), when we had asked to have them brought at different times. Not the level of service expected for this hotel.
Dinner, the next day, happened outside the hotel to avoid another disappointment.
We came here with a group, so we had no choice but to stay here. You’d think an intercontinental hotel would be great, right? The truth is that the public areas and excellent restaurant give you a swanky first impression. It ends there. Photos I’m showing of the bathroom mold in room 1002 is only the beginning. The room has old carpet, harboring things I’d rather not think of. Lighting consists only of dim lamps with dark shades. One of our lamps didn’t work, an electrician came up. It turns out that there’s a wall switch BEHIND A HEADBOARD??? Huh? Electrical outlets are in poor condition and inconveniently located. I needed to use my own extension cord just to connect my CPAP. Lucky I brought it! Now for the bathroom: 1) really crummy shower head, no handheld at all. Old fashioned spigot. 2) Mold all over the tub tiles. Room isn’t vented. 3) Acrylic tub installed by a moron. No support beneath it. Therefore, the center is soft and slippery. I predict that, one day soon, somebody’s foot will go right through it. What a piece of crap!
DON’T STAY HERE!!!!